The Listener (2009–2014)

The Taking 

Toby helps the IIB investigate the abduction of an African teenager, whose father is an alleged war criminal.


Paul Fox


Michael Amo (created by), Sam Egan (developed for television by) | 1 more credit »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Craig Olejnik ... Toby Logan
Lauren Lee Smith ... Michelle McCluskey
Ennis Esmer ... Oz Bey
Mylène Dinh-Robic ... Olivia Fawcett
Peter Stebbings ... Alvin Klein
Arnold Pinnock ... George Ryder
Rainbow Francks ... Dev Clark (as Rainbow Sun Francks)
K.C. Collins ... Kwesi Hanson
Stephan James ... Ibrahim Ayim
Eugene Clark ... Abbassi Ayim
Conrad Coates ... Rafiq
Yanna McIntosh Yanna McIntosh ... Reta Bello
Michael Kinney ... Hamisi
David Richmond-Peck ... Dennis Harwell
Isaiah-Marcus Grant Isaiah-Marcus Grant ... Cory Draper (as Isaiah Grant)


Toby and Michell investigate the abduction of an African teenager whose driver/bodyguard, Kwesi, was shot during the altercation. The case is nuanced and far-reaching because the victim, Ibrahim Ayim, is the son of Abassi Ayim, a deposed Liberian politician accused of defrauding his country of millions and committing a slew of atrocities. Toby has trouble getting solid insights since Abassi is cold and calculating and his bodyguard, Rafiq, keeps him at bay. The IIB team finds a promising lead with Dennis Harwell, an outspoken political blogger whose agenda is to ruin Abassi for his litany of crimes. Harwell's motive is clearly personal, but so are the motives of the other suspects: Ibrahim's estranged mother (Reta), Habisi, who runs a Liberian social club, and even potentially Rafiq. When the kidnappers send Ibrahim's severed finger to prove the temerity of their ten million dollar ransom demand, Michelle puts the pressure on Toby to make sense of the barrage of violent images he sees. Written by Anonymous

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Crime | Drama | Fantasy | Sci-Fi







Release Date:

20 June 2012 (Canada) See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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